The False Affordability Of Film Photography?

We spoke recently about how you can quite easily get started in film photography for £27, and then even more recently how film photography on a shoestring can cost a mere £12 to begin. Since writing 35hunter, I've been all in favour of proclaiming the affordability of shooting film, and hopefully puncturing some myths that… Continue reading The False Affordability Of Film Photography?

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The Lomo Itch (And How I Scratch It)

Lomo photography is an itch I periodically get and have to scratch. Here's how I came to it, the allure it has, and how I scratch that itch these days... Though I was using camera phones to intentionally make photographs from the mid 2000s, my first film camera, in 2012, was about as Lomo as… Continue reading The Lomo Itch (And How I Scratch It)

Guilty Secrets And The Great Film Fallout 2017

This feels something of a confessional. I started writing 35hunter in late 2015 with the following intentions - 35hunter is a diary of my photography hunting adventures. The three things I’m hunting for are – Beautiful objects and scenes to capture with a photograph. Usually using 35mm film cameras. The ideal camera. Or, more realistically, a small collection… Continue reading Guilty Secrets And The Great Film Fallout 2017

Film Faves #2

A regular series of very short posts that revisit some of my favourite film photographs from the last five years since I’ve been shooting film. I'm fond of this shot for a few reasons. Mainly because it was the first shot where I figured out how to deliberately layer two compositions so one filled the… Continue reading Film Faves #2

Film Photography On A Shoestring

There are still many myths around how much it costs to get set up with film photography. I want to shoot a few more down. A while back I wrote about how to start start film photography for £27. Based on at least two of the three rolls of film I've just got back from the… Continue reading Film Photography On A Shoestring

Redscale Film – How To Make And Shoot Your Own

One of the major reasons I love film is the experiments you can try that have no direct digital equivalent. Shooting redscale film is an excellent example. You've probably already seen redscale images, that look monochrome, but with a burnt orange red as the base colour rather than white. These photographs are obviously distinctive overall,… Continue reading Redscale Film – How To Make And Shoot Your Own

How Shooting Film Positively Transformed My Digital Photography

Before I discovered film, my main photography experience was with camera phones, then a Nikon Coolpix, which I shot 1000 photographs a month with for seven months. Shooting film over the next five years - aside from its own unique pleasures - has gradually, yet radically, transformed how I approached and enjoyed digital photography too. Here… Continue reading How Shooting Film Positively Transformed My Digital Photography

How To Start Film Photography For £27

One of the major reasons people are afraid to explore film photography is the perceived expense. They're concerned that to even get set up you need to spend hundreds of pounds on a capable camera and lens, and that's before you even think about buying and processing film. This is largely a myth, and this post… Continue reading How To Start Film Photography For £27

Sugar Rush (Why This Big Kid Has Such A Sweet Tooth For Expired Film)

One of the delights of film photography is the range of film emulsions available. With brand new film there's still enough of a range available to suit every need for an enthusiastic amateur like me, from the very cheap yet surprisingly versatile and impressive AgfaPhoto Vista Plus 200 upwards. But if you're prepared to delve… Continue reading Sugar Rush (Why This Big Kid Has Such A Sweet Tooth For Expired Film)